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sunnuntai 29. syyskuuta 2019

Sendelica ‎– Cromlech Chronicles IV: The Door Into Summer 2LP

Fruits de Mer Records ‎(Winkle 37)

This is the latest studio album by Welch psychedelic space rockers Sendelica and the fourth and final part in the Cromlech Chronicles series. Pete, Glenda & co have established themselves as one of the most prolific and experienced modern bands in their field which is something to be proud of. This time the band's annual pilgrimage to Mwnci Studio in Wales resulted in four long, mellow and trippy tracks that fill in three sides of the double album. The fourth side has a unique UV printing on it that looks really cool and is something I've never seen before!

The 19-minute "Lightstar" starts off with some soulful sax by Lee and slowly builds up into a dreamy, summerly jam. As the promo sheet states, this album has a bit of late 60s/early 70s West Coast vibe to it. This is very mellow, pleasant and sort of spiritual stuff, just close your eyes and enjoy. The 23-minute "Saturnalia" leads us into this ancient pagan celebration in a hypnotic manner. After the little faster beginning it has a similar, peaceful vibe than its predecessor. Very nice! On side three we've got "Nine Miles High - Lightstar Reprise" and finally the heavier space rocking starts. At the start they of course loan a bit from The Byrds classic "Eight Miles High" but then just take it one mile higher! Later on they go back to the original theme and after some guitar feedback the track turns into "Lightstar (Reprise)" with some more cool mid-tempo jam rock. Another killer album by Sendelica although not necessarily one of their best or most inspired. This is still available so get your copy now!

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